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  • BlazeMaster Receives New UL Certification

    Two Years of Research and Development It’s only a certification to UL 1821, Standard for Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection…

  • Seismic Bracing of CPVC Pipe

    Don’t Overlook This Requirement Fire sprinkler systems in areas subjected to seismic activity – earthquakes! – must be provided with a means to protec…

  • Jumping Into the Fire?

    Considerations Before Entering the Fire Alarm Systems Market More and more fire sprinkler contractors are looking to the fire alarm systems market to …

  • BIM and the Fire Sprinkler Industry

    A Sprinkler Contractor’s Perspective BIM (building information modeling) and 3D coordination. Is it the creative tool that proponents would work to co…

  • Dry Pipe Water Delivery Time

    Do Lower Air Pressure Dry Pipe Systems Deliver Water Faster Than Higher Air Pressure Systems? Introduction Dry pipe sprinkler systems are filled with …

Seismic Bracing of CPVC Pipe

Don’t Overlook This Requirement Fire sprinkler systems in areas subjected to seismic activity – earthquakes! – must be provided with a means to protect them from damage. The ability of the seismic protection to keep the sprinkler system operational after an earthquake is a matter of some significance and is …

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Jumping Into the Fire?

Considerations Before Entering the Fire Alarm Systems Market More and more fire sprinkler contractors are looking to the fire alarm systems market to add a new stream of revenue to their businesses as well as to help differentiate their service capabilities from that of their competitors. It seems logical, doesn’t …

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BIM and the Fire Sprinkler Industry

A Sprinkler Contractor’s Perspective BIM (building information modeling) and 3D coordination. Is it the creative tool that proponents would work to convince you of or is it the albatross weighing down the design departments of most fire sprinkler contractors today? There is no doubt that BIM design and 3D coordination, …

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Dry Pipe Water Delivery Time

Do Lower Air Pressure Dry Pipe Systems Deliver Water Faster Than Higher Air Pressure Systems? Introduction Dry pipe sprinkler systems are filled with pressurized air or nitrogen, which make them particularly useful in spaces subject to freezing temperatures. But because the pipe remains free of water until a fire is …

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Fire Suppression Agent Selection

Protection for a Mobile Power Generation Unit Summary Jackson Associates, Inc. was approached by a government contractor to analyze protection of a power generating unit (PGU) which is part of a large trailer unit. The trailer is built to fit inside a large military aircraft for rapid deployment throughout the …

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What if Your Sprinkler System Could Think?

How an Electronic Sprinkler System Can Meet the Demands of Today’s Storage Needs Automatic fire sprinklers have remained relatively unchanged since their introduction in the 1800s. Advancements have been made, allowing for protection of more complex spaces and fire hazards, but the underlying fundamentals of how a sprinkler operates have …

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Quick-Opening Devices

How You Can Make a Difference with ITM How many times have you shown up to a facility for a dry-pipe valve inspection or test, and entered the riser room only to find the water and air normal, but the valve supplying air to the quick-opening device closed? It happens …

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Storage Trends Push Product Evolution

Pre-assembled Couplings Reduce Installation Time Warehouse and storage construction is changing in response to pressures exerted by the digital marketplace. Those same pressures are impacting fire sprinkler system design and installation. The Digital World More and more people are using devices to do their shopping, and this shift toward digital …

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Dry Barrel Sprinklers

More Technology Available Than in the Past For over 30 years I have been straining my neck looking straight up every time I enter a building to get a glimpse of what sprinklers were installed. Whether it was as a contractor in my early years or working for a manufacturer, …

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